© 2011 Mid Century Home Style
An older kit house book, 1939 New Liberty Homes, by Lewis Manufacturing is now posted for your reference. It shows the transition from the Colonial to the Minimal Traditional by way of some very attractive color pages.
Also, Homes by the Home Building Plan Service published in 1948 is up. The HBPS was located in Portland, OR in the years following WWII and published quite a few plan books that seem to have been popular with the home buying public. We have quite a number of them scattered around town.
Here's a list (and a tiny random sample) of the new books we have ready to go:
Send us an email if you have research questions! We're always happy to look through our materials for answers to your questions about your mid century home.
We'll explore the design, homes, and lifestyles of the mid-20th century through house plans, interior designs and styles, color schemes, and advertising. Though we love Mid Century Modern, we'll also look at other styles that were equally popular, including the influence of Colonial style on the more informal Early American with its famous knotty pine paneling, the then contemporary style, and even Western. We'll provide book links to useful reading so you can learn more. Eventually, we will offer a marketplace of products and services that you can use to feather your own nest in the mid-century style that suits you. (For older homes, check out Antique Home Style.)
Have fun, and don't hesitate to contact us with research questions or comments.
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